Energy sits at the center of our lives, keeping us safe, productive, and comfortable.
Energy improves health, combats climate change, enables communication and education, generates income, and empowers women.
Creating access for a growing world population has become one of the biggest opportunities of our time.
Nearly half the planet lacks clean, affordable household energy, cooking meals on smoky open fires and having little or no electricity in their homes. At BioLite, we engage in two distinct customer segments: off-grid households in emerging markets and outdoor recreation users seeking fuel-independent cooking and charging. Using a unique business model called Parallel Innovation, our team develops core energy technologies that are applicable to both markets. We then design products unique to our outdoor and emerging markets customers.
causes over 4 million deaths per year, according to the World Health Organization. Conditions like heart disease and COPD are directly linked to the toxic smoke inhaled by the billions of people still cooking over biomass fires.
These open fires also release significant amounts of CO2 and produce a staggering 25% of global black carbon emissions. This is more than all the world’s cars and trucks combined.
is limited or non-existent for more than 1.2 billion people. Families are forced to pay large amounts of their income to purchase dirty, expensive kerosene lamps for lighting.
Mobile phone usage by off-grid consumers is growing rapidly. While the mobile phone is a strong economic development tool, locating reliable electricity for recharging remains elusive and expensive.
BioLite creates affordable, durable products designed to cook, charge, and light off-grid households by harnessing surrounding energy.
BioLite has built an end-to-end process that enables us to bring our technologies to scale. From designing the products to conducting after sales service, we’re involved in every step:
Our team of engineers and designers work from first principles to develop technologies that radically transform energy access.
Through an ethically sourced supply chain, BioLite leverages centralized manufacturing to produce high-quality products at an affordable price.
We build distribution networks comprised of local BioLite teams and trusted partners to reach households that traditional retail models don’t.
Our products only matter if people use them – we deploy robust customer service to ensure satisfaction and measure real-world benefits.
Our technologies address the health and environmental challenges of smoky open-fire cooking and kerosene lighting.
See our impact to date:
We work with partners across Africa and India to distribute our clean energy products. Interested in joining our network? Click through to learn more.